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Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo
Ranked #7 of 68 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 November 2013

What a beautiful hotel! Immaculate rooms, stunning views, peace & quiet and all the comforts you would expect from such a quality establishment. I can't find enough superlatives to describe our experience at Millennium Lake Taupo. The room was close to perfect, the bed and pillows were divine, and table & chairs both inside and on the balcony allow you to enjoy the view and the gorgeous sunset in all weather. The fragrance of the bath products was delightful! The food, drinks and service at the bar and restaurant exemplary. The staff are friendly, helpful, unobtrusive and polite. The swimming pool is heated to a very pleasant temperature, and towels are available from reception. And the Grotto Spa - what a unique experience! You feel like you are miles away from civilisation, relaxing in the private cave with its calming water and subdued lighting. Make sure you book your 30 minute session (no cost) at reception. The lake is home to ducks, black swans and other native birds. During our stay, a mother duck and her 11 tiny ducklings kept us entertained with their daily activities. The paved pathway around the lake's edge is great for an early morning or late afternoon stroll. The Taupo area provides plenty of places to eat, activities and sightseeing. Take a cruise on the lake, visit Huka Falls and take a walk around the Craters of the Moon for an extraordinary experience in this unearthly landscape. Our three day stay was one of my favourite experiences in all my years of travel, and I would recommend this hotel to all. I really hope to return one day for another visit.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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OzzieTaupo, General Manager at Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2014

Dear KAOSabroad - what a fabulous review to read - thank you so much for sharing. Yes you are right about another world in the Grotto it is very unique .Hopefully you will be able to return to NZ in the near future to enjoy some more relaxing time with us. Kind regards Diane

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

My wife and I stayed for 3 nights in an upstairs superior room - stunning lake view, very well appointed, clean, quiet, plenty of parking. Lovely wlcoming and attentive staff, great food - what more can you say!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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OzzieTaupo, General Manager at Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2014

Dear Charlie M - I am please that you enjoyed your stay so much and will say we hope to welcome you back soon - best regards Diane

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Reviewed 20 November 2013

This motel is wonderfully situated on the shore of Lake Taupo with the sound of the waves lapping outside your room. It is very easy to find and plenty of parking. the motel is classically decorated with very inviting bar and lounge. There is an outstanding haute cuisine restaurant on premises "Edgewater" which offered a good variety of food and excellent standard. It offers a variety of rooms to suit your own budget.

A wonderful place to stay for a weekend break or holiday.

Room Tip: Ground floor room with own spa would be the ultimate at this motel but all have lovely lakeside view...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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OzzieTaupo, General Manager at Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2014

Dear Scott - it is great to hear that you enjoyed everything so much and thank you for sharing. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future - kind regards Diane

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Reviewed 19 November 2013

Wonderful view over the lake from our first floor room. Vice nice balcony to sit out on. The room wasn't the biggest, but well appointed and comfortable. Nice bathroom. We ate an evening meal at the hotel. Just a main course and desert for both of us. Had to wait a while for the food but compensated by watching the sun setting over the lake, and when they arrived both mains were excellent (fish of the day and duck). Good desserts too. A bit pricey, but daily deals offer better value. Only gripes are the lack of free in-room wifi and the credit card surcharge.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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OzzieTaupo, General Manager at Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2014

Dear Gerry H - thank you for sharing your review - invaluable for our future improvements to ensure guest satisfaction. Please know we are improving our wifi services constantly by offering longer free wireless times. I am happy that you managed to see one of our beautiful sunsets as well as a lovely meal in Edgewater. Best regards Diane

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Reviewed 2 November 2013

We stayed at superior lake room during labour day long weekend with my little 10 year old. I found the hotel lobby very luxurious and the view of the the lake was stunning the moment you walked in to the hotel. Our room was upstairs room with big balcony. Room was spacious and very clean. My girl and I went for swim and to my surprise, the water was very warm to swim in even though it was outside pool. And plus, you must try the Grotto spa pool which is next to the main outside pool, which was like a little cave spa. It's a private spa and would have been very romantic if my boyfriend had come down for a spa :-). We really loved the grotto experience.

We dined at the hotel restaurant and the staff were so friendly and their service was truly professional. The food was amazing, we tried chef's special Cleveland oyster for entree and seafood noodles and eye fillet and chocolate brownie with iceream. Food was very high quality, it was right up there compared to fine dining places in Auckland. We will definately come back again and stay here :-).

Room Tip: Upstairs room with big balcony was great. There were outside lounge chairs and me and my little gir...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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OzzieTaupo, General Manager at Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2014

Dear Jenny s - Thank you for sharing your experience with us and Trips readers - I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay, our facilities and dining so much. I agree with you about Cleveland oysters they are devine, Kilpatrick being one of my favorites. We look forward to welcoming you back to our newly upgraded rooms and you are welcome to request the big deck ones too. Cheers Diane

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Reviewed 30 October 2013

Friendly staff very helpful very clean, comfy bed,we only stay 2 times a year but you wont go wrong staying here.
Perfect out look streight onto the lake breakfast would be in the top listings for us, service in the dinning room great.

Room Tip: top floor less noise as the lower level has some from above although that was minimal.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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OzzieTaupo, General Manager at Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2014

Dear valued guests - thank you so much for sharing your lovely positive feedback. This shall be passed onto staff who take great pride in their efforts to gain 100% guest satisfaction. We hope to welcome you back in the near future to relieve and more stress build up - best wishes Diane

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Reviewed 4 October 2013

The hotel is situated right on Lake Taupo with stunning views across the lake. The staff were friendly and the room was nice, though quite small. The bathroom was badly in need of an upgrade. We couldn't put the shower on full because the shower head would spring up with the pressure and spray water right over the top of the glass, all over the toilet. The a tractor fan was about 20 years old and very noisy.
The carpets and decor throughout the hotel is dated and smelled a bit like an old peoples home.
We didn't eat in the restaurant but gave heard it is very nice.
I thought the room was very expensive for what we got though the view was fantastic.

Room Tip: Definitely ask for a lake view room.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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OzzieTaupo, General Manager at Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2014

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Dear SamC I am sorry we disappointed you, in particular the shower is an unnecessary problem which can be fixed by maintenance so sincere apologies about this. We completed most room upgrades in time for Christmas so I am hoping to have the chance to show you and restore your confidence in our facilities next time you are in Taupo. Thank you for giving us this valuable feedback. Kind regards Diane

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Additional Information about Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo

Address: 243 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Taupo
#7 Family Hotel in Taupo
#7 Business Hotel in Taupo
#17 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
Price Range: £104 - £185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo 4.5*
Number of rooms: 51
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo boasts magnificent lake edge location, luxurious ambience and welcoming professional service makes this a very desirable popular destination for your Taupo accommodation and dining experience.Accommodation includes superior lakefront studios, junior queen and king suites, some with spa baths, all with air conditioning, large screen TV, DVD, radio, telephone, mini bar, coffee, tea, hairdryer, iron, ironing board. All rooms are elegantly furnished. Most units are absolute lake edge, step from your room to the beach or balcony.Edgewater Restaurant and Beach Brasserie are renowned for award winning, superb cuisine with a wine list and stunning views to match. Recreational - on site - heated swimming & ‘Grotto’ plunge pools, sauna, gym & tennis court. Near by- fishing, boating, hot pools, 4 fabulous golf courses, helicopter, scenic flights, parachute, snow skiing, art and vineyard tours to name a few.Guest testimonials confirm our excellent reputation for BEST location, food, facilities, friendly personal service. ... more   less 
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